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Lanarkshire (UK Parliament constituency)

CreationEdit

The British parliamentary constituency was created in 1708 following the Acts of Union, 1707 and replaced the former Parliament of Scotland shire constituency of Lanarkshire.

BoundariesEdit

The constituency covered the whole of the Scottish county of Lanarkshire, apart from the Lanark Burghs.

HistoryEdit

The constituency elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system until it was abolished for the 1868 general election.[1][2][3][4][5]

In 1868 the constituency was replaced by the new constituencies of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1840sEdit

General election 1841: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,964
Conservative hold
General election 1847: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,687
Conservative hold

Elections in the 1850sEdit

General election 1852: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Lockhart Unopposed
Registered electors 3,471
Conservative hold

Lockhart's death caused a by-election.

By-election, 5 January 1857: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alexander Baillie-Cochrane Unopposed
Conservative hold
General election 1857: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Edward Colebrooke 1,233 50.7 N/A
Conservative Alexander Baillie-Cochrane 1,197 49.3 N/A
Majority 36 1.5 N/A
Turnout 2,430 77.8 N/A
Registered electors 3,826
Whig gain from Conservative Swing N/A
General election 1859: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 3,826
Liberal hold

Elections in the 1860sEdit

General election 1865: Lanarkshire[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Colebrooke Unopposed
Registered electors 5,183
Liberal hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Lanarkshire". History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ "The Scotsman". 12 February 1842. p. 2. Retrieved 14 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Taunton Election - Final Close of the Poll". Leeds Intelligencer. 19 February 1842. p. 4. Retrieved 14 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book)|format= requires |url= (help) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.